Friday, August 31, 2018

Bulbourne Junction Bridge 1

Marking the start (or end depending on your point of view) of the Wendover Arm.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Both Ends (12) : Wendover Arm

The Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal is an eleven mile now-partially watered canal which was originally built to act as a water feed from springs near Wendover to the Grand Junction Canal at Bulbourne. The canal was opened in 1799 as a fully navigable waterway though became partially unnavigable in 1904. The canal always having suffered from water leaks. Recent work has restored navigation from Bulbourne Junction as far as Little Tring Farm (just over two kilometres) and work is continuing.
End of the line in Wendover

Bulbourne Junction

Monday, August 27, 2018

Wendover Arm

This week's theme is the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Back to the Regent's

This week's theme is a return to the Regent's Canal which runs across North London.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Both Ends (11) : Aylesbury Arm

The Aylesbury Arm is a ten kilometre long arm of the Grand Union Canal. It was opened in 1814 to transport goods to and from Aylesbury to the rest of the canal network. The terminus basin of the canal is in central Aylesbury. This basin is now the focus of a great deal of redevelopment, like all canals the trade is now leisure cruisers.

The other end of the canal is at Marsworth where it joins the Grand Union. The below photo shws the arm just beyond the junction. Ten kilometres more and you can shop at Aylesbury's Waitrose!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

Pier railway

Southend's pier is so long it has it's own railway!

As a bonus here is a video of one of the trains heading off down the pier.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018